Sarah Cowan


Sarah Louise Cowan (PhD 2019) is an assistant professor of art history at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana. She studies how questions about race and gender have haunted modern and contemporary art and visual culture in the Americas. She researches modern and contemporary art of the Americas with a focus on the African diaspora. Her current book project, the first scholarly monograph on artist Howardena Pindell, develops the idea of Black feminist modernisms. This project received a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend in 2020. Her second project will examine how women of color artists in Latin America and the United States used video art and performance art in the 1980s to investigate the contradictions of multiculturalism.